A large Roman Silver Eye Agate Ring, ca. 3rd century CE
The flat hoop with thick, broad triangular shoulders carved with a stylized acanthus-leaf motif, the applied oval bezel set with a beveled flat oval eye agate of grey, white and brown.
For related example see; A. B. Chadour, "Rings; The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Forty Centuries seen by Four Generations," Volume I, (Leeds 1994), item 345 for type.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A very fine and impressive example.
Dimensions: US ring size 7 (UK=O, DE=17 1/4, CH=15 1/4, JP=14)
Provenance: Murray Collection, Chiswick, London UK, assembled in the 1990s, thereafter private Canadian collection, acquired in 2019.
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